Dr Amani Abou-Zeid is the African Union Commissioner in charge of Infrastructure, Energy, ICT and Tourism.
For more than 30 years, Commissioner Abou-Zeid has served in leadership positions in international organisations, such as the African Development Bank, UNDP and USAID, with a focus on infrastructure and energy programmes. Over her career, she has amassed a remarkable mix of experience from across Africa, France, UK and Canada and worked across constituencies and with wide array of stakeholders.
An Egyptian national, Dr Abou-Zeid has a multi-disciplinary academic training: B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University; an MBA in project management from the French University for African Development (Université Senghor); a Masters of Public Administration MC/MPA from Harvard School of Government; and a Ph.D. in Social and Economic Development from The University of Manchester, UK. She also has a degree in Arts from Université Sorbonne-Paris IV.